Android P Developer Preview Could Be Released in Mid-March

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Android P has been in the news for a while now, with rumors popping up time and again of its various features. While we expected Dark Mode to be one of them, Google recently shot those rumors down by confirming that no such feature will be present in Android P. As of now, not much is known as to what all new features will the next flavor of Android be bringing. Effectively, this has led to a lot of hype for at least a preview of Android P. Well, it seems like we finally have a word on its release date.

Renowned leaker Evan Blass recently tweeted that “Android P Developer Preview 1 is targeting a mid-month release.” While the exact date hasn’t been mentioned in the tweet, readers have been putting their logic on it, speculating March 14 to be the actual date for the release.


The logic behind the aforementioned date is quite simple. It was previously touted that the next version of Android would be called “Android Pie”. Now, while Pie is a dessert essentially, a simple wordplay would result in people actually considering the word to be “Pi”. For those of you weak in maths, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, whose value comes out to be roughly “3.14”. As such, people are considering 3 to represent the month, while 14 representing the date, thus effectively stating March 14 to be the day of the Pi.

Nonetheless, we urge our readers to take all this news with a pinch of salt, considering all this is a speculation based on a leak. Google had previously released an Android Pie Easter Egg to Tease Fans, which ultimately turned out to be a troll.

Be as it is, Google is known for being witty about its Easter Eggs and Android launches. Personally, I can’t wait to try the rumored developer preview on my Pixel 2. But what about you? I’d love to hear your take on all of this in the comments down below.

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